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On March 8, 2022, the Coral Gables City Commission will hold its next City Commission meeting. Here are some of the more notable items on the agenda for this upcoming meeting. Click here to see the full agenda.
Non-credited quotes in this article are excerpts from the memos presented to the Commission explaining the items.
Gables Insider comments on specific items can be found in blue.
D-1: A Resolution of the City Commission urging cruise lines and airlines to immediately cease all travel to Russia due to Russia’s unprovoked military attack on Ukraine. (Sponsored by Mayor Lago).
“On February 23, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine and shortly after the announcement, Russia began attacking Ukraine on multiple fronts—including the capital Kyiv, western cities such as Lviv and the southern city of Kherson—from the land, air and sea. This attack is the latest development in the years-long aggression waged by Russia against Ukraine, which has been at war with Russia since 2014, when Putin invaded the Crimea region. To date, hundreds of civilians have been reported dead, air strikes have targeted major cities and residential areas in Ukraine, and an estimated 660,000 refugees have fled to neighboring countries. Despite sustaining many civilian casualties, the Ukrainian military and citizen-forces have met Russian troops with strong and courageous opposition. Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has also been met with widespread international condemnation, including from United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, who asserted the Russian military offensive violates the UN Charter, and the European Union, which issued a statement strongly condemning the “unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by armed forces of the Russian Federation”, and called it a violation of international law. The United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom and others have announced significant economic sanctions on Russia and coordinated efforts to freeze Russian assets overseas and cripple Russia’s major banking institutions. In addition to existing sanctions, the City Commission supports the suspension of all travel to Russia via cruise lines and airlines which would impact Russia’s economy and travel and tourism industries. The City Commission has consistently used its public platform to speak out in support of international peace and security and in opposition to unjustified military aggression by and between nations. The City Commission further believes all people, including the Ukrainian people, have a right to democracy and to live in peace and freedom.”
D-2: Discussion regarding issue with language in the City ’s Zoning Code that was brought up during the February 15, 2022 Sunshine Meeting.
D-3: Update by Staff on the possible development of 719 and 730 Coral Way, based on current development standards.
D-4: Keep Coral Gables Beautiful – February Downtown Community Cleanup.
D-5: Discussion regarding the house on the corner of Bird Road and 57th Avenue.
E-1: A Resolution of the City Commission accepting the recommendation of the Information Technology Department to authorize the award of a contract with ForeRunner Industries, Inc. for the purchase of a Floodplain Management and the Community Rating System (CRS) as a “Sole Source Procurement,” pursuant to Section 2-689 of the City’s Procurement Code.” Lobbyist: N/A.
“The City’s Development Services, Economic Development, and Innovation and Technology directors deem it necessary to effectively manage floodplains in coordination and compliance with FEMA and
Miami Dade County, to ensure accurate Community Rating System (CRS) reporting and compliance to mitigate risks, costs, and impacts from flooding. Forerunner is a software service (SaaS) designed to help with Floodplain Management and the CRS. It features a Municipal dashboard that simplifies workflows, alleviates staff effort and avoids costs; and it provides property owners with a Resident App to access a Flood Information Center. Forerunner Industries, Inc. is the only vendor that provides this unique suite of software as a service that allows municipalities to efficiently administer their floodplain management programs, monitor compliance aspects with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and streamline activities related to the CRS program. Forerunner Industries, Inc is also the only vendor available that has developed software customized for the extraction of data from Elevation Certificates and for parcel-level floodplain management analysis. Forerunner Industries, Inc. is the sole creator and distributor of their cloud-based Floodplain Management software solution and has no other distributors or authorized repair/service centers. The sole source status was validated and approved by the Chief Procurement Officer. The engagement for the software services will be for a period of three (3) years. Under Section 2-689 of the Procurement Code, entitled “Sole Source Procurement,” an award may be made without competitive bids when there is only one source available to fulfill the needs of the City.”
Financials: $49,999.00 (~$16,667/year for 3-years).
E-2: A Resolution of the City Commission accepting the recommendation of the Chief Procurement Officer to award the Medical Director Services contract RFP 2021-032 to InPhyNet South Broward, Inc. a responsive and responsible proposer pursuant to Section 2-763 of the Procurement Code entitled “Contract Award”. Lobbyist: N/A.
“The purpose of this RFP was to award a qualified and experienced professional firm (“Contractor”) to provide Medical Director Services. The Medical Director is an independent contractor supervising and accepting responsibility for the medical performance of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)’s and Paramedics functioning in the Fire Department under applicable provisions of the Florida Statutes. The
Contractor will provide medical direction for a State of Florida licensed Advanced Life Support (ALS) EMS provider and must do so in compliance with all requirements of Florida Statutes (FS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) policies, procedures, and directives; Federal law, regulations, and executive orders; and State / Local law and regulations. Chapters 458 and 401, and Florida Administrative Code (FAC), Chapter 64J-1, as they pertain to an ALS EMS provider and its medical direction. Contractor will be available (or designate an alternate physician during periods of unavailability) 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to answer system questions of an emergent or immediate nature. On October 5, 2021, the Procurement Division of Finance formally advertised, issued, and distributed Medical Director Services, Request for Proposals (RFP) 2021-032. Seventeen (17) prospective proposers downloaded the RFP package from Public Purchase, the City’s web-based e-Procurement service. On November 4, 2021, one (1) firm submitted a proposal in response to the RFP: inPhyNet South Broward Inc. On January 28, 2022, the Evaluation Committee convened to evaluate the one (1) responsive and responsible proposal and determined that InPhyNet Broward Inc., was a responsive-responsible proposer. The Chief Procurement Officer recommends accepting the Evaluation Committee’s recommendation to award and negotiate an agreement with InPhyNet South Broward, Inc., for RFP 2021-032 Medical Director Services for an initial period of three (3) years with the option to renew for two (2) additional one (1) year periods.”
E-3: A Resolution of the City Commission approving a Construction and Park Maintenance Agreement between Old Cutler Bay Homeowners Corporation, Inc. and the City of Coral Gables for the construction of improvements and maintenance at Solano Prado Park. Lobbyist: N/A.
“The City Commission, pursuant to Resolution No. 2020-0125, requested the transfer of ownership of Solano Prado Park from Miami-Dade County to the City of Coral Gables. On October 5, 2021, pursuant to Resolution No. 900-21, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners authorized conveyance to the City of Coral Gables of the property known as Solano Prado Park, containing 13,508 square feet of land located south of 275 Solano Prado, Coral Gables, Florida (Folio No. 03-5105-008-0290) for the purpose of improving and maintaining it as a neighborhood park. The transfer was effectuated on January 18, 2022, pursuant to the County Deed recorded at Official Records Book 32966, Page No. 3716 of the Public Records. The City and the Old Cutler Bay Homeowners Corporation, Inc. (the “Association”), consistent with the County Deed, wish to improve Solano Prado Park and maintain it as a neighborhood park in perpetuity. To that end, the City has agreed to allocate up to $175,000 towards design and construction of the improvements, an amount consistent with funding toward improvements at other new neighborhood parks throughout the City. The City has completed the park design and permits for the improvements have been approved and the design costs total $38,793.00. The total construction and design of the improvements shall likely exceed $175,000.000 and the Association is interested in undertaking the construction of the improvements, using resources available to the Association and to fund any constructions costs and fees in excess of the remaining $136,207.00. The proposed agreement would allow the Association to complete the improvements pursuant to the approved and permitted design and plans and for the Association to be responsible for all maintenance obligations.”
E-4: A Resolution of the City Commission accepting the recommendation of the Chief Procurement Officer to extend the Parking Cashiers, Attendants and Supervisors for the City’s Parking Facilities contract RFP 2016.02.MP with LAZ Florida Parking, LLC., pursuant to Section 2-764 of the Procurement Code entitled “Approval of Change Orders and Contract Modifications,” on a month-to-month basis not to exceed the available budget, to provide time for the solicitation process to be completed and a new contract to be executed. Lobbyist: N/A.
“On October 25, 2016, the City Commission adopted a resolution authorizing the Chief Procurement Officer to award a contract for Parking Cashiers, Attendants and Supervisors for the City’s Parking Facilities to LAZ Florida Parking, LLC., pursuant to Request for Proposals (RFP) 2016.02.MP. The purpose of the contract is to provide parking cashiers, attendant and supervisors for the city’s various parking garages. The current contract with LAZ Florida Parking, LLC., expired on February 1, 2022. In order to allow time for a new competitive solicitation process to be completed and a new contract executed, it is recommended that the Parking Cashiers, Attendants and Supervisors for the City’s Parking Facilities contract be extended on a month-to-month basis at the same price, terms, and conditions of the existing agreement in the estimated monthly amount of $34,500.00. Section 2-585 of the Procurement Code authorizes the City Manager to delegate authority to the Chief Procurement Officer to administer and make recommendations on City contracts. As such, the contract with LAZ Florida Parking, LLC., may be extended under Section 2-764 of the Procurement Code entitled “Approval of Change Orders and Contract Modifications”.”
Presentation of Boards and/or Committees draft/final minutes requesting action from the City Commission [Note: A vote to accept the minutes does not mean approval of the substance within the minutes]
2-1: A Resolution of the Property Advisory Board requesting that the City Commission direct City staff to place a standing item on the Property Advisory Board’s meeting agenda that includes and provides any unsolicited bid(s) received by the City.
“The Property Advisory Board (PAB) was established by the City of Coral Gables Commission to advise the City Manager, staff and the City Commission on matters involving concessions, sales or leases to organizations, companies, partnerships, individuals and agencies in connection with City-owned property and shall make recommendations to the City Commission in this regard. PAB members wish to be informed of any unsolicited bid(s) received by the City of Coral Gables (the “City”). At the September 8, 2022-PAB meeting, PAB members requested that City staff place a standing item on the PAB’s meeting agenda that includes and provides any unsolicited bid(s) received by the City. At the February 8, 2022-PAB meeting, City staff explained to the PAB attention that only the City Commission can direct City staff. As such, PAB passed a Resolution requesting that the City Commission direct City staff to place a standing item on the PAB’s meeting agenda that includes and provides the PAB with any unsolicited bid(s) received by the City.”
Gables Insider previously reported on the Property Advisory Board’s request, following staff’s attempt to block them from receiving these documents without Commission approval.
2-2: A Resolution of the School Community Relations Committee recommending the City Commission consider the “Advised” status of Coral Gables Preparatory Academy before the Attendance Boundary Committee and the potential impact of the forthcoming Madeira project on the school’s attendance boundaries.
“Coral Gables Preparatory Academy (“CGPA”) has been placed on “Advised” status by the Attendance Boundary Committee for Miami-Dade County Public Schools for the 2021-2022 school year. CGPA is currently enrolled at 104% with a capacity of 857 students and population of 888 students, 536 of whom are Coral Gables residents. The School Community Relations Committee wishes to bring these concerns to the City Commission’s attention and to urge the City Commission to consider the “Advised” status of CGPA when considering the Madeira Project.”
Ordinances on Second Reading
F-1: An Ordinance of the City Commission granting approval of proposed amendments to the text of the City of Coral Gables Comprehensive Plan, pursuant to expedited state review procedures (S.163.3184, Florida Statutes) and Zoning Code Article 14, “Process,” Section 14-213, “Comprehensive Plan Text and Map Amendments;” to provide for a Property Rights Element with Goals, Objectives, and Policies; providing for a repealer provision, severability clause, and providing for an effective date. (LPA Review) ( 12 08 2021 PZB recommended approval, Vote 7-0).
“As required, the proposed Comprehensive Plan text amendment was transmitted to the Florida State Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) after First Reading. The DEO had no comment and authorized the City to act on the proposed text amendment. The DEO response letter is provided as Exhibit B. No changes have been made since First Reading. Last summer, the State of Florida amended the Community Planning Act to require every city and county “to include in its comprehensive plan a property rights element.” FLA. STAT. § 163.3177(6)(i)1. (2021). Each city must adopt this new element “by the earlier of the date of its adoption of its next proposed plan amendment that is initiated after July 1, 2021, or the date of the next scheduled evaluation and appraisal of its comprehensive plan.” FLA. STAT. § 163.3177(6)(i)2. (2021) The City of Coral Gables values open and transparent decision-making. Such process is the best protection for property rights. Therefore, Staff has drafted the proposed text amendment to the Comprehensive Plan based on the model property rights element from ‘1000 Friends of Florida,’ that will memorialize the importance to protect the rights of all people to contribute to local government decision making.”
Ordinances on First Reading
F-2: An Ordinance of the City Commission amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Coral Gables by amending Chapter 6, Section 6-3, “Retail beverage store and retail liquor store licenses issued for to bona fide restaurants” to allow restaurants of 150 seats or over to serve alcoholic beverages or intoxicating liquors from bars; providing for a repealer provision, severability clause, codification, and providing for an effective date. Lobbyist: N/A.
“No changes have been made since First Reading. As directed by the City Manager, Staff has prepared text amendments to the City Code to allow restaurants with 150 seats or more to serve alcoholic beverages or intoxicating liquors from bars. The current regulation requires restaurants to have 200 seats or over in order to serve alcoholic beverages or intoxicating liquors from bars.”
F-3: An Ordinance of the City Commission providing for text amendments to the City of Coral Gables Official Zoning Code, Article 4, “Zoning Districts,” Section 2-100, “Residential Districts,” Section 2-104, “Multi-Family 3 (MF3) District,” and Section 2-105, “Multi-Family 4 (MF4) District,” and Article 5, “Architecture,” Section 5-200, “Mediterranean Standards;” to remove the Mediterranean Bonus of height, density, and floor area ratio (FAR) for Multi-Family 4 (MF4) properties south of Biltmore Way; providing for severability, repealer, codification, and for an effective date. (Sponsored by Commissioner Anderson).
“The Multi-Family Special Area (MFSA) zoning district existed since 2004. In that MFSA, Mediterranean design was required, therefore no bonus for height, floor area ratio (FAR), and density was afforded for building Mediterranean. In 2021 (ADD MONTH), when the MFSA district designation was removed from the Zoning Code, the change inadvertently allowed certain property owners, who were building in Mediterranean design, to be afforded the bonus. After discovering this, and understanding that this was not the intention, the City Commission would like to return to the criteria that existed for the last 18 years. Staff has drafted a Zoning Code text amendment to remove the ability to obtain additional building height, density, and floor area ratio (FAR) using the Mediterranean Bonus program for all properties zoned Multi-Family 4 (MF4) District south of Biltmore Way, which are the MFSA properties that were inadvertently changed; thereby returning those property owners to the pre-2021 Zoning Code restrictions A draft ordinance was prepared for the January 25, 2022, City Commission meeting; however, the Commission deferred the item to the February 22, 2022, meeting. A Sunshine Meeting was held on February 15, 2022, to allow further discussion of MF-4 Mediterranean Bonus provisions. After considering public input, determining that the change was inadvertent, and wishing to return to the status quo, the City Commission directed staff to move forward with restoration of the pre-2021 language removing said Mediterranean Bonus for properties zoned MF4 south of Biltmore Way. The proposed text amendment is returning to the City Commission for approval at First Reading and includes the following for properties zoned MF4 south of Biltmore Way: • Maximum building height of 150 feet, • Maximum density of 60 units/acre, • Maximum floor area ratio (FAR) of 2.0, and Planning & Zoning Board The item will go to Planning and Zoning between first and second reading. The draft Ordinance of the Zoning Code text amendments is provided as Exhibit A. The public was notified by mailed notice seven times to 1,368 addresses within 1,000 feet of all the MF4 designated properties.”
F-4: An Ordinance of the City Commission authorizing execution of the Second Amendment (“Second Amendment”) to Amended and Restated Lease (“Lease”) between the Biltmore Hotel Limited Partnership, a Florida Limited Partnership (“Developer”) and the City of Coral Gables, a Florida Municipal Corporation (“City”) executed February 10, 1986 and amended and restated July 29, 1999 (“Original Lease”) and amended on January 2, 2001 (the “First Amendment”) amending Section 15 of the lease by revising the property insurance requirements and including a sovereign immunity provision; providing for a repealer provision, severability clause, and providing for an effective date.
Agenda Items F-5 and F-6 are related
F-5: An Ordinance of the City Commission granting approval of a Planned Area Development (PAD) pursuant to Zoning Code Article 14, “Process,” Section 14-206, “General Procedures for Planned Area Development” for a mixed-use project referred to as “Alexan Crafts” on property legally described as lots 5 thru 27, Block 28, Coral Gables Crafts Section (340, 330, 322, 314, 310, 300 Catalonia Avenue, 301, 309, 317, 323, 325, 333, 341 Malaga Avenue), Coral Gables, Florida; including required conditions; providing for a repealer provision, severability clause, and providing for an effective date. ( 02 09 22 PZB recommended approval; Vote 4-0) Lobbyist: Jorge Navarro.
“The proposed project referred to as “Alexan Crafts” is a mixed-use project located in the recently rezoned Crafts Section, generally bounded by Le Jeune Road to the west, Salzedo Street to the east, Catalonia Avenue to the north, and Malaga Avenue to the south. The project consists of 22 live-work units on the ground level, 263 residential units on upper levels, 364 parking spaces onsite, with 6,800 sq. ft. public park. The proposed building height is 7-stories at 77 feet.”
F-6: A Resolution of the City Commission granting approval for Conditional Use Mixed -Use Site Plan pursuant to Zoning Code Section 2-200 “Mixed Use Districts” for a mixed-use project referred to as “Alexan Crafts” on property legally described as lots 5 thru 27, Block 28, Coral Gables Crafts Section (340, 330, 322, 314, 310, 300 Catalonia Avenue, 301, 309, 317, 323, 325, 333, 341 Malaga Avenue), Coral Gables, Florida; including required conditions; providing for a repealer provision, severability clause, and providing for an effective date. (02 09 22 PZB recommended approval; Vote 4-0) (This Resolution is not for consideration at this time and will be included with the above ordinances on Second Reading if approved on First Reading.) Lobbyist: Jorge Navarro.
City Commission Items
G-1: A Resolution of the City Commission condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and expressing solidarity with the Ukrainian people in their struggle to protect their sovereignty and freedom and urging the international community to hold Russia, and Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, accountable for breaching international peace and for human rights abuses and war crimes. (Sponsored by Commissioner Menendez).
G-2: A Resolution of the City Commission directing City staff to draft a peafowl mitigation plan to submit to Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners in accordance with the recently adopted County legislation. (Sponsored by Mayor Lago) (Sponsored by Commissioner Anderson).
“In February of 2022, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance 22-14 amending Section 5-16 of the Code of Miami-Dade County to allow municipalities to opt out of regulations relating to peafowl. In order to opt out of the relevant Miami-Dade County Code provision, a municipality must adopt a peafowl mitigation plan that provides for humane removal of peafowl, provided that the plan is also approved by action of the Board of County Commissioners. The City Commission wishes to empower private property owners to address nuisance peafowl within the City, and directs staff to draft a peafowl mitigation plan that comports with all relevant legislation, including relevant Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission regulations.”
G-3: Discussion regarding Catalonia Park. (Sponsored by Commissioner Menendez) (Sponsored by Commissioner Anderson).
G-4: Report from staff of the cost of Granada Golf Course green fees, the Venetian Pool, the Adult Activity Center, and all other City facilities that have memberships, for City residents v. non-residents. (Sponsored by Mayor Lago).
G-5: Discussion regarding commercial waste in residential areas. (Sponsored by Commissioner Anderson).
G-6: An update from staff regarding the 2018 North Ponce Corridor study. (Sponsored by Mayor Lago).
G-7: An update from staff on the landscaping plantings on Red Road. (Sponsored by Mayor Lago).
G-8: Update Green Corridor P.A.C.E. District meeting concerning pre-payment penalties for commercial borrowers. (Sponsored by Commissioner Anderson).
G-9: Discussion regarding the Miami-Dade County Urban Tree Canopy Assessment, 2016 to 2020 percentage of gain and loss in County Commission Districts. (Sponsored by Commissioner Anderson).
G-10: Discussion regarding off-leash parks. (Sponsored by Commissioner Anderson).
G-11: Continuation of Parks Master Plan General Obligation Bond Referendum (TIME CERTAIN FOR 5:00PM).
H-1: A Resolution of the City Commission approving artwork by the artist Zilia S ánchez for the 427 Biltmore Way municipal building project (unanimously recommended by the Arts Advisory Panel, approval/denial vote: 7 to 0, and the Cultural Development Board approval/denial vote: 7 to 0); and authorizing an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 amended budget to recognize as revenue a transfer from the Art in Public Places reserve, and appropriating such funds to put toward the cost of the artwork, landscape re -design, and installation of the project.
“The Panel was provided with copies of the architectural rendering and landscape drawings for the current construction/renovation of the City’s building at 427 Biltmore Way. They were advised of
the City Commission’s Resolution at the last Commission meeting to combine the Art in Public Places fees allocated for this building, Minorca Garage, Fire Station 4, and the Fink Studio, with the intent of applying the fees toward one significant sculpture on site. It was further noted that the Mayor stated he has an artist in mind to consider for this opportunity. Ms. Hernandez asked if there is a location where proposed artwork would be placed. Staff responded that the proposed location would replace a tree currently planned at the front of the site. Mr. Guerrier asked about the parameters regarding what or who could be pursued and started the discussion of whether the Panel could recommend other artists, pursue a Call for Artists, or otherwise expand the possibility of what could be placed at the location. Ms. Hernandez asked about the dimensions. Mr. de León said based on the scale, an area of 20 x 20 feet could be dedicated. Staff added that various locations for art were discussed with the City’s Project Manager, including the possibility of incorporating an artist designed paving pattern. The Panel discussed the building’s use and how it might affect the context of the artwork. Ms. Hernandez said it would be a good opportunity for the Panel to make recommendations or have a call; however, the Mayor’s recommendation may be the one he supports. Mr. Guerrier responded that the Panel can define the footprint, the relationship of how the sculpture relates to the street and neighboring buildings, and hopefully the Mayor’s choice is one that fits that relationship. He noted the Mayor’s remarks regarding public funds and said coming up with alternatives is wise. Ms. Hernandez asked about what the space can accommodate. Staff responded that per code, the area appears to work, with leeway for the footprint depending on the piece. Mr. Guerrier remarked on the relevance of what it looks like from across the street, its relationship to City Hall, relationship to the building itself, pedestrian views, etc. He r equested a series of images that would provide this sense of place. Mr. Mato mentioned the likelihood that the landscaping plan would change depending on what the artist proposes. Mr. Guerrier asked if a recommendation can be made for the purchase of art that already exists, noting the current Miami Art Week/Art Basel season. Ms. Cathers stated that is does not have to be a commissioned piece. The Panel generally agreed with this idea and discussed the benefit of seeing artworks presented during the current Art season.”
City Manager Items
I-1: Presentation regarding the 2021 Community Survey. (TIME CERTAIN 10:00AM).
I-2: Location-Based Notifications Tool Presentation. (Sponsored by Commissioner Fors).
I-3: Staff update regarding Granada Golf Course Restaurant.
I-4: A Resolution of the City Commission authorizing the issuance of not to exceed $16,000,000 in principal amount of capital improvement refunding revenue bond, taxable series 2022A (Miracle Mile Project) and not to exceed $4,000,000 in principal amount of capital improvement refunding revenue bonds, taxable series 2022B (Giralda Avenue Project) to refinance certain outstanding obligations; accepting the proposal of TD Bank, N.A.; authorizing the repayment of the Series 2022 bonds from pledged revenues; approving the form of and authorizing the execution and delivery of the loan agreements; approving the form of and authorizing the execution and delivery of an escrow deposit agreement; appointing an escrow agent; approving the form of and authorizing the execution and delivery of a bond purchase and exchange agreement and the issuance of tax-exempt bonds in exchange for the Series 2022A Bond and the Series 2002B Bond; delegating certain authority to the City Manager and Finance Director; authorizing the execution and delivery of other documents in connection therewith; and providing an effective date.
“The City has determined that it is in its best interest to refinance the loans from the Sunshine State Governmental Financing Commission dated April 28, 2016 (the “Refunded Obligations”) to provide debt service savings. The City’s Financial Advisor, PFM Financial Advisors LLC, on behalf of and at the request of the City, requested interest rate quotes from multiple financial institutions for a loan that would provide the City with the necessary funds to refinance the Refunded Obligations. TD Bank, N.A. submitted a bank proposal to provide the City with a loan at the most favorable terms and conditions. Staff, upon recommendation of the Financial Advisor, recommends the award of the loan to TD Bank, N.A. See attached Recommendation Memorandum from the Financial Advisor providing for a taxable interest rate of 2.59% and a tax-exempt conversion rate of 2.12% offered by the bank which would provide the City with approximately$150,000 in net present value savings. The maturity of the existing debt will not change.”
I-5: A Resolution of the City Commission granting a one-day permit to the Consulate General of Colombia to sell alcoholic beverages from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 30th, 2022, at the Fred B. Hartnett/Ponce Circle Park as part of the Cultural Demonstration and Parade representing “El Carnaval De Barranquilla”, subject to Florida Department of Professional Regulation requirements.
“A parade hosted by the Consulate General of Colombia that will take place on Saturday, April 30th, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. beginning at Aragon Avenue and finishing at the Fred B. Hartnett/Ponce Circle Park as part of the Cultural Demonstration and Parade representing “El Carnaval De Barranquilla”. This request is to serve alcoholic beverages during the parade, subject to compliance with the laws of the State of Florida. This request has been reviewed by the City’s Special Events Committee.”
City Clerk Items
K-1: A Resolution of the City Commission amending Resolution No. 2022-27, and in accordance with Section 2-30 of the City Code, entitled “Regular Meetings, Special Meetings” setting forth the revised meeting dates for 2022, more specifically, changing the previously scheduled Tuesday, September 27, 2022 City Commission Meeting and Second Budget Hearing to Wednesday, September 28, 2022.